Feature #42—Easter Arrives Early

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Yes…It’s an April Fools Easter While Easter is not as early as it can be this year, it does fall on the First of April. I was curious as to how the date for Easter is decided and finally looked it up— In the year 325 AD (or CE) the Council of Nicaea decided…

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Reflecting on the Winter Solstice

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Halfway Through the Dark Even living in Florida, I am not a fan of the shortened days preceding and following the Winter Solstice. When I have lived in more northerly climates, it has affected me to such an extent that my depression and despair were very  probably that malady assigned the name SAD…

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An O Deer Mercantile Christmas Card

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Merry Christmas Merry Christmas to all! I don’t expect to be back on this Blog again before Christmas. I am behind (as usual :-)) and still have so many things I want to get to before Christmas. I have started some baking, but still have more to do, my Christmas cards aren’t finished…

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O Deer Mercantile 2017 Christmas Home Tour

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Welcome to Our Home It’s such a busy time of the year for everyone. But I wanted to be sure and give you a peak at the house all decked out for Christmas. At present, only the indoors are decorated, except for a wreath and sign on the front porch. As of tomorrow,…

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Gwen’s 2017 Gift Guide…O Deer!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Shop Small, Shop Local & Have Fun! Welcome to the Holiday chaos and madness (and hopefully, fun and fulfilling) of 2017. If you’re like me, you wonder how it got here so fast. Didn’t we just put away the decorations? Well, my views on the acceleration of Time are for another post. Today,…

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Happy Thanksgiving From O Deer Mercantile

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Thankful For… Today’s post will be short, and I hope, Sweet! I am Thankful for another year of ups, downs, sickness, health, tragedy and rejoicing. For life is inevitably made up of all of these and more. Last year I wrote a post called Thankful For… and listed all of the reasons. All…

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Have a Happy (Fun and Safe) Halloween

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Halloween at Home 2017   Throwback to Halloween 2016—Gaia Lots of changes, but some things (like Gaia’s fall fave Undertale Tee-Shirt with bony character Papyrus on the front) stay the same. Sweet gentle Gaia likes all things Skeletal!  Skeleton Geoff, the unfortunate victim of last week’s Murder Mystery at the Tiki Bar party,…

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Murder Mystery at the Tiki Bar

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!This Year’s Themed Halloween Party Welcome to “The Edge of the World”, a waterfront Tiki Bar with a very specific clientele normally. It is a Dark and Stormy Night however, and a strange assortment of folks have sought shelter from the storm. A murder most vile has taken place, and now we must discover…

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O Deer— It’s Independence Day

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Have a Star Spangled 4th of July O     The O Deer Mercantile Women are wishing a happy and safe holiday to all. Whether it’s the beach, picnic, BBQ or other gathering, always remember to use common sense and care. And enjoy the Fireworks. Have a great Holiday! Till next time! All the…

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O Deer —Happy Easter

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  No feature this week! I am busy getting ready to host our family Easter Dinner and Egg Hunt this weekend. We just spent the afternoon cleaning the Florida room and pool deck. The weather should be lovely for Easter. I am glad, though we are badly in need of rain. It has…

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O Deer—Happy Valentine’s Day

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! February 14th I am really having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that we are, tomorrow, half way through the second month of 2017. Very often these days, I have the feeling that I am just barely skimming the surface of Time, dipping in a toe now and then…

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O Deer ~ A New Year

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!–2017–   Happy New Year From O Deer Mercantile The O Deer Mercantile team, Gwen, Gaia and Kaylah, wish you the happiest, healthiest and most prosperous New Year! It has been a crazy year for us, and we didn’t always meet the goals and get to the projects we intended, but we tried.…

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O Deer… It’s Christmas

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas From our house to yours— holiday blessings and our best, brightest wishes for this day and all days! We hope that the joy and magic of Christmas fill every heart. Celebrate the Season, and be sure to remember those who aren’t so fortunate. Spread the love, and keep…

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We Wish You…. A Merry Christmas

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Happy Holidays We at O-Deer are wishing all of you the best and happiest this Holiday Season. We Wish You the Very Merriest Christmas! As the holiday (on a weekend this year!!!)quickly approaches, I am winding up in the cooking, baking, wrapping, socializing areas, and getting ready to wind down the web sites, the…

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A Taste of Christmas Tradition

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Baking Giant Snickerdoodles Every family has their traditions, the little events and rituals that truly define the Holiday Season for them. Like many others, we have Christmas customs that we repeat nearly every year. While some things change with time and circumstance, others stay blessedly the same, lending us a continuity that may…

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Small Business Saturday

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!After the Turkey Sale 2016 Thanksgiving is over and now we’re eating turkey leftovers (and pumpkin pie 😃), but the  #blackfridaysmallbusinesssaturdaycybermondaysale continues on through Monday. Be sure and stop by O Deer Mercantile and check out our vintage goodies and Gaia’s awesome hand-made plushies and dolls. We have some amazing mid-century items, craft…

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